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Exercise/Food/Supplements to minimise strength loss

Commented on May 13, 2013
Created May 13, 2013 at 12:21 PM

Evening all,

I've been having some pretty worrying knee problems since a rugby tournament 7 weeks ago. Being the idiot that I am (and also not speaking too much of the local language), I've neglected to see a doctor until now. I'm relatively sure, from similar past injuries, that I've picked up some tendon/ligament damage; the kicker being that this will likely prevent me from doing any serious leg work in the gym for the forseeable future.

My question therefore is this; what are your suggestions for low-impact exercises, specific foods or supplements and general dietary advice that will keep strength and muscle mass loss to a minimum?

Thank you in advance PH peoples!

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on May 13, 2013
at 02:46 PM

Grass-fed meat? In Korea? On my wage? Bahaa! I totally agree though, I'll have to see what my budget allows. And thanks for the swimming pool suggestion. I just hope that I'm not out of action for too long!

3c216cb00d639e2ba6e60c35083e0741

on May 13, 2013
at 02:44 PM

Strength and mass loss in my legs. I'm still running my usual upper body routine with a little extra mixed in as I have extra time due to lack of squats/deadlifts *cry* I've been out doing hill sprints on my bike 1/2x a week so perhaps I'll build that up a little. Thanks chaps!

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on May 13, 2013
at 01:03 PM

get on an elliptical machine or a bike and turn the resistance all the way up and do tabatas. You are going to loose some muscular strength, but it's going to be minimal. When you get back to squats and dead lifts it will feel like you lost a ton of strength, but you will get back quickly.

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on May 13, 2013
at 01:00 PM

Strength and muscle mass loss, where? IN your leg or in your entire body?

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on May 13, 2013
at 01:53 PM

Do you have access to a swimming pool? That's how I got in my best workouts when I was out with a stress fracture in my foot. In the pool you can do whatever strokes you like for tabatas, HIIT, or anything you like, really. For other cardio-type things, kettle bell workouts can do the trick.

As far as strength, your upper body should be fine with stuff like bench presses, overhead presses, and pull-ups. For lower body, I would say do some isolation stuff, but mostly rest the injury.

Food: Drink your bone broth! It has worked excellently whenever I had something broken to heal. Other than that, keep up the usual paleo stuff—your grass-fed meat, dairy if you tolerate, and lots of vegetables.

3c216cb00d639e2ba6e60c35083e0741

on May 13, 2013
at 02:46 PM

Grass-fed meat? In Korea? On my wage? Bahaa! I totally agree though, I'll have to see what my budget allows. And thanks for the swimming pool suggestion. I just hope that I'm not out of action for too long!

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